November 8, 2004
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WADA Foundation Board, Executive Committee to meet November 20, 21, 2004

Election of WADA President and Vice President, 2005 Budget, Independent Observer Report for Athens Games Among Topics to be Discussed

Montreal, 8 November, 2004 – The Executive Committee and Foundation Board of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will meet respectively Saturday, November 20 and Sunday, November 21, 2004 in Montreal.

 

At this meeting, the Foundation Board will elect a president and a vice president of WADA.



Other subjects to be addressed by the Board and Executive Committee include accreditation of the laboratory in Warsaw, Poland (bringing to 33 the number of accredited labs); adoption of WADA’s 2005 budget; the Independent Observer reports from the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Athens; the possibility of opening a WADA regional office in Latin America; updates on the International Convention against Doping in Sport being drafted under the auspices of UNESCO; and progress being made on the creation of the Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS). Board and Executive Committee members will also be updated on all WADA activities including in the areas of education, research and testing.

 

In relation to these meetings, some events for the media have been organized.

 

Monday, November 15, 2004

 

At 10 a.m., Montreal time, WADA’s President Richard W. Pound will discuss the topics to be addressed at the Board and Executive Committee meetings and will respond to journalists’ questions during a teleconference.

 

Journalists from North America who wish to participate should call, before 10 a.m. Montreal time, 1-888-942-8172. Media representatives from other parts of the world should, prior to November 14 at 6 p.m. Montreal time, send an email to frederic.donze@wada-ama.org with the number where they wish to be called for the teleconference. WADA will initiate the call to regions of the world outside of North America.

 

Saturday, November 20, 2004

 

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Meeting of WADA’s Executive Committee

Location: WADA’s Headquarters, Stock Exchange Tower, Montreal

This meeting is not open to the media. No press conference will be held following the meeting.

 

Sunday, November 21, 2004

 

9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Meeting of WADA’s Foundation Board

Location: Delta Hotel Centre-Ville, Regency Room, 777 University St., Montreal

 

The meeting is open to the media. Seats will be reserved inside the meeting room for journalists who wish to attend. No audio or video taping of the meeting is allowed.

 

Photographers and cameramen will be allowed in the meeting room for a 5-minute camera spray prior to the start of the meeting.

 

Journalists who wish to attend the meeting must be accredited and are asked to contact, by November 19, Carolyn Riddle, coordinator for WADA’s communications department, at carolyn.riddle@wada-ama.org, or at 1-514-904-8845.

 

An office for journalists will be available at the Delta Hotel throughout the day on November 21.

 

5 p.m. – A press conference will be held following the Foundation Board meeting (the time is subject to change.)

Location: Delta Hotel Centre-Ville, Regency Room, 777 University Street, Montreal.